What brought you to illustration?
I have always loved to create as long as I can remember.
What inspires you? Where do you get your ideas from?
My biggest inspiration is nature.
Do you like listening to music or audio books while working or do you prefer silence?
I love to listen to movie soundtracks.
Do you have a favourite place to work?
My studio. It's small, comfortable and over the years perfectly layed out with drawers and cabinets for my materials and illustrations.
Is there a particular story you would love to illustrate?
I love folktales. I grew up being introduced to many different cultures through my fathers work. I love the mysterious atmosphere, the history and the unexpected.
What was your favourite illustration you have made so far?
It's one that is not yet published. About a forest spirit and a very cheeky hedgehog.
What can you be found doing when your are not illustrating?
I like to watch movies. I'm a huge fan of all Wes Anderson's movies! And I like to read, go out for walks in the forest or coastline.
What makes the art of illustrating special to you?
Everything is possible in illustration!
What makes a good illustrator?
One that listens carefully to the brief of a client and is capable of capturing the wish of the client without losing the freedom to create.
Do you struggle sometimes? Do you have to motivate yourself, and if so, what helps? Is there a kind of "illustrator's block?"
Of course. Sometimes the work of other imagemakers overwhelm me and I feel mediocre and lost between al these wonderful creators. When I have a bad day I don't force myself to create. I go and do something that relax me or distracts me. Like doing simple household chores or go out for a walk. Most of the time things get back in perspective when you let go.